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Nate, it was great meeting you in person. I'm glad you made it to the IndieWeb Summit. Congratulations on getting Webmention working on your site!


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It was great to see you at IndieWeb Summit. Glad you could come!


@LukasRosenstock Maybe we should change "manual until it hurts" to "manual until silo quit" then?


@MildredMarianne I've been looking at (your?) project. If you can make it to IndieWebSummit, it would be a nice presentation.
@aaronpk may have some travel fund assistance if it helps to make last minute travel arrangements.


@michael_nielsen @worrydream @gwern @pscaruffi
Two of my favorites are:
Not just for their content, but how they use them and the fantastic functionality they provide.


@RodneyMushero Physical location is mentioned here: I'm not sure if there's a virtual one set up (yet). If you'd like to interact directly to talk about what you're building or ask questions, there's a chat set up at:


@DavidWolfpaw There's and, but I don't know of anything else along the lines of what you're looking for. I pinged the WordPress chat to see if others had ideas:
Beyond this several of us have tests sites we could use to test things manually if necessary. Feel free to join us in chat for help and other ideas:


Quick reminder that there's a Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup tonight. It's likely to have a very and slant given the current RSVPs.


@Chronotope I'm curious what your thoughts were on @dsearls ā€¸article:
Is there a better way for publishers to own their own adtech in a more decentralized sort of way? What would that look like?


@jgmac1106 If you're as poor a theme tinkerer as I am but about to embark on adding microformats to a theme, I might recommend taking a look at the individual commit changes that David Shanske goes through in converting the base Twenty Sixteen Theme into a more IndieWeb friendly theme. The list of commits with useful labels can be found here: Clicking on each of the changes will give you highlighted changes for what he did.

I would recommend starting at the bottom and then slowly reading your way to the top to try to understand what he's doing in each section. Note that there are one or two places where he splits a particular change up between a few commits or occasionally backtracks. There's also a section in which he "rips" out the WP core functionality of Post Formats in favor of using the Post Kinds Plugin--I'd recommend you don't do this to make your resultant theme the most flexible. I believe there's also a section in which he adds a "comment walker" and later removes it because the experimentaly functionality was later merged into the Webmentions/Semantic Linkbacks plugin to better handle comments, so you can safely ignore may of those chunks which are now stable.

I suspect that between this and the code models for SemPress and Independent Publisher (which should also have some David Shanske specific commits and related discussion that you can look up) you may be somewhat better off.

Good luck! We're all cheering for you!


@khurtwilliams @koolinus In case you'd like to see a comparison of the web we lost to the new that we're building, this overview chart can be helpful:


@dsample I suspect you're already aware, but for others who come along, some of these functionalities are relatively solid/stable plugins, which we all wish were in core, including


@davidlaietta For WordPress related activity in the area of , among many others you should generally know are @dshanske (aka GWG), @pfefferle, and @schnarfed (aka snarfed).

In addition to a lot of IndieWeb specific pieces @pfefferle has also done some work on ActivityStreams ( while @schnarfed has some great work with and

I've written a lot of intro related pieces which may help you get started: In particular, the second two in the "Introductory Articles" section may be the most useful higher level overviews for you. The wiki has a large number of pages devoted to a WordPress worldview starting here:

Along with a plethora of others (who I've always found very warm and welcoming) we're all often hanging out in the IndieWeb chat rooms (there's a specific related one as well): If you want to hop on a conference call, I'm happy to walk you through some of the basics and point you in the direction of areas you're most interested in checking out.

If you're free at the end of June, the IndieWeb Summit is a great place to start as well: Many of us are planning on attending. If you can't make it in person, we should be livestreaming a lot of it for remote attendees as well.


@sfaze If you're free, I hope you might join us either in person or remotely via live stream in Portland on June 26-27 for the IndieWebSummit.